Work with us

We are a diverse and passionate group of friendly badasses and cautious optimists. Together, we support social change organisations and change agents to use data and technology to increase their impact.

Our work has one goal: to increase the technical intuition of civil society so they can strategically use data and technology to increase their impact. Since our inception in 2011, we have worked with hundreds of partners – from large NGOS to smaller national-level initiatives – on hundreds of projects. You can read more about our work on our blog.

If this sounds like your kind of team, you can learn more about working with us on this page and on our application process FAQ (frequently asked questions) page


We have no vacancies at this time.


Since we’re a remote organisation, applicants can be based anywhere in the world between the time zones of UTC-5 to UTC+5. We encourage individuals from all areas of the world, backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply.

You will likely enjoy and thrive working with us if:

  • You are extremely proactive and self-motivated (experience working remotely is a huge plus)
  • You think critically and embrace complexity
  • You are friendly and empathetic
  • You take the work seriously but can laugh at yourself
  • Our organisational values resonate with you


The Engine Room is a global team and we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek diverse perspectives, experiences and voices in all areas of our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, humility, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance. We’re a remote team based across four continents. We don’t have a physical office anywhere and all our staff and contractors work remotely. Some other perks to working with us include:

  • Working with a passionate, smart and kind global team on meaningful work
  • Our culture and practices promote work-life balance and internal growth
  • Our pay is competitive
  • We have a generous paid time off policy
  • You can work remotely
  • We provide a monthly stipend for approved expenses including coworking, health insurance, gym memberships, etc.

To learn more about our work and organisational culture, check out our website and our blog! You can read about our reflections after a recent staff retreat and get an in-depth look at our work in our 2021 Retrospective. You can dive into some questions (and answers) about our application process on our FAQs page.


Please apply using the links provided in the job postings above. Incomplete applications or applications submitted via email will not be considered. Please refer to our frequently asked questions page if any questions arise. If your questions are not answered there, contact our Human Resources Manager, Marwa marwa[at]

For core team positions (non-consultancy or project-based work) the recruitment process is:

  • Within 2-4 weeks after an application deadline, we notify candidates whether or not they will advance to the next round of the recruitment process
  • We invite select candidates to introductory calls
  • After introductory calls are complete, we invite shortlisted candidates to interview with our People Lead and one or more other colleagues
  • Occasionally we will request candidates in the final rounds to complete an assignment
  • Lastly, for finalists we conduct reference checks before making a final selection

We aim for our recruitment process to provide both our team and candidates the opportunity insight into whether or not they are a fit for this role. Because of this in-depth process, the time between the submission of an application and our extension of an offer to the successful candidate may take several weeks.


We know that questions can arise as you prepare your application and have collected some of the most frequently asked questions on our application process here. We’ll continuously update this page in an effort to provide applicants with the most useful and up-to-date information.